‘SNOWED OUT’ … For World Snow Day!


This Sunday (15 January) Snow Factor Braehead will be packed with excited young skiers and snowboarders as Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility joins the global celebrations for World Snow Day.

In its 6th year and organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS), World Snow Day aims to give children aged from 4-14 years old from around the globe the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the snow.

Snow Factor Braehead, located just four miles west of Glasgow city centre and one of Scotland’s six snow-sport resorts, is hosting one of 478 events planned across 48 countries this Sunday.  China, Canada, Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine and Peru are among the countries where children will be encouraged to take part in what FIS describes as the ‘biggest day on snow all year.’

At Snow Factor, World Snow Day is being celebrated by hosting free 45-minute taster ski and snowboarder ‘snow play’ sessions conducted by expert instructors.

Slope manager Andrew Binnie confirmed it’s already proving a hit with parents and youngsters alike. “To help celebrate World Snow Day, Snow Factor is hosting a number of free 45 minute ski and snowboard sessions for 4-15 year-olds.  It is proving so popular that all of the available slots have already been filled. The kids clearly can’t wait to get to grips with skiing or snowboarding and to enjoy the thrill and magic of snow-sports.”

With the indoor facility able to provide fresh snow and perfect visibility throughout the year, Sunday promises to be a fun-filled day as the UK’s longest indoor real snow facility plays it’s part in a global initiative to inspire kids to enjoy the snow.

Find out more about ski lessons here.

Find out more about snowboard lessons here.